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After serving their country, some veterans have changed from their military uniforms to Blue and Gold attire. The student veterans are incredible additions to the Blue Hen family and make the UD community proud.

Veterans Day 2022

After serving their country, some veterans have changed from their military uniforms to Blue and Gold attire. The student veterans are incredible additions to the Blue Hen family and make the UD community proud.

The stories below highlight just some of the reasons by we celebrate our former service members on Veterans Day and every day!

In advance of Veterans Day, which is Friday, Nov. 11, student veterans planted 7,076 American flags on The Green, one for every military service member killed since Sept. 11, 2001.

Celebrating Veterans Day

UD student veterans planted 7,076 American flags on The Green, one for every military service member killed since Sept. 11, 2001 in advance of Veterans Day 2022.

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Cara Lammey, School Certifying Official in UD’s Office of Dean of Students, shares some insights into why the University is a great place for veterans to pursue their academic dreams.

Blue Hen Veteran

Cara Lammey, School Certifying Official in UD’s Office of Dean of Students, shares some insights into why the University is a great place for veterans to pursue their academic dreams.

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Alumnus and Army Captain Micah Petersen, AS17, EOE17M, wants to bridge the military and civilian divide.

Thank you for your service

Alumnus and Army Captain Micah Petersen, AS17, EOE17M, wants to bridge the military and civilian divide.

Read about how he is doing just that

Army Ranger Jason Wardrup was part of the United States’ military response to the 9/11 attacks, then came to UD to earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. His wife, Jocelyn Wardrup, is also a UD graduate.

Serving the nation

After multiple tours as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan and Iraq, Jason Wardrup, BSPA17, 20M, helped other student-vets at UD.

Learn more here

Softball player Sarah Bessel is heading to the U.S. Air Force after graduation, continuing a family commitment to military service.

Spotlight on a student athlete

For UD student-athlete Sarah Bessel, HS22, enlisting in the Air Force was an easy choice.

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